What should I consider before upgrading my washing machine or dryer?

Sep 21, 2023

What should you keep in mind before upgrading your laundry machines?

When the time comes to replace your ageing washer or dryer, there are three compelling reasons to consider investing in a new machine.

  • Warranty Coverage: Instead of dealing with escalating repair costs, you can take advantage of a manufacturer’s warranty, and in our case, we offer the best warranty in the industry.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: As machines age, they can lose their efficiency. Newer models are not only more efficient but also smarter, often providing greater control to optimise to your specific needs.
  • Size Matters: Don’t overlook the benefits of upgrading to a larger-capacity washer or dryer.

Why Should You Consider Upgrading to a Larger Washer or Dryer?

There are numerous advantages to upgrading, particularly when opting for a larger-capacity washer or dryer. Newer machines incorporate our latest innovations, resulting in increased efficiency and durability compared to previous generations. A larger machine can also offer significantly improved efficiency compared to its smaller counterpart. Larger capacities mean higher throughput and lower utility costs per kilo of laundry. Moreover, larger machines often come with a lower upfront cost per kilo.

What Factors Should You Consider When Upgrading?

When you’re in the process of upgrading your machines, it’s essential to take several practical factors into account. The easiest and most informed way to navigate this process is by consulting with the world number one in commercial laundry, Speed Queen. We have extensive experience in this field and can guide you through the entire process. However, if you prefer to manage it on your own, here are some key considerations.

Firstly, Installation: Will your new machine fit through your doors? Do you require a forklift for transportation? What type of mounting does the new machine necessitate? These are vital questions to address before the machine arrives to avoid a stressful installation period.

Secondly, Compatibility: Will your current infrastructure support the effective operation of the new machine? A larger machine may demand more water, power, or larger exhaust ducting. You can easily compare the technical specifications of your existing and new machines (found in the brochures on each product page). Additionally, evaluate whether you have enough physical space in your laundry area.

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